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Subject: masterful. sax esp warf rat , & all other pos reviews~!
truely fine recording, balanced , extra fine warf rat ,sax is esp amazing, 6star enjoy it all
yes even i was surprized they played so well for 90's ,stil i love all years66-95, only matrix could better this , fine song selection many favs
easy answers & others a fine surprize
stll have yet to hear i fought the law.
Subject: great show
I like this show !!! ,,,,, nice ........
Dr. Bilvis -
Subject: Spectacular Soundboard of Great Show.
I judge a show based on the context of its year and era, and while I don't listen to a ton of '93 Dead, this show sounds good for any era and excellent for the 90s not to mention '93. I was at this show. It was the only "Dark Star" I saw; I felt goosebumps and still do, so I consider it a highlight of all my concert-going.
For years, I listened to one of the other Soundboard versions (not sure which) and the show sounded narrow, flat, and boxy (even uninspired at moments). This version brings out the beauties of this show. And it's a beautiful show.
The Help>Slip>Franklin holds its own with any latter version of this suite. Jerry's playing is crisp; and this recording is crystal clear in presenting the almost-acoustic sound of his electric guitar on this night. The shows only semi-sour note in my mind comes during the always difficult discending riff at the end of "Slipknot." But that hardly detracts.
David Murray's contributions really glow here too. "Birdsong" is more jazzy than psychedelic and features a clear "Other One" tease.
On my old tape, the start of the second set felt a bit flat, but in this version, "Easy Answers" and "Lazy River Road" really come across as clear and crisp. They groove and set a laid-back but focused tone for the second set.
"Estimated" is a whopper -- at sixteen plus minutes, it is long by any standard. It is a slow jazzy groove, and the band settles in nicely, then dissolves into atonal jazz bliss with the saxaphone. Out of this emerges a very nice "Dark Star." The "Dark Star" is nothing epic but furthers the jazzy groove of this show. "Wharf Rat" is a keeper, and the show ends energetically. I hear in Vince's playing echoes of Kieth (and I'm not a Vince fan; and Bobby largely avoids his overdone vocal theatrics.
Jerry's playing is surprisingly strong here. I had forgotten he could play so well in '93. The quality of his playingsurmounts in this show much of what I've been listening to from '88 lately (I'm reminded that he did some fine Jerry Band work in '93).
Abandon the other soundboards. Listening to this one is like the Wizard of Oz, going from black and white to color. Hearing this recording (a 5 in quality) returns this show, in my mind, to near the top of the '93 heap (and maybe the whole post-Brent era).